By Dr. Joel A. English, Board Chair, CSPEN and Vice President of Operations, Centura College & Aviation Institute of Maintenance
Not wanting to change what made CSPEN different, in February 2017 they decided to become a 501(c)(3). Instead of limiting access with membership dues, CSPEN will leverage their ablity to accept tax-deductible donations, and keep being who they have been – open, casual, opinionated, community-based, and free.
Written from an interview with Christopher Lambert, Executive Director, ACCET
Christopher Lambert is the new Executive Director of Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET). He lays out his plan for moving forward, with a foundation in caring for people as much as caring about the work in addition to utilizing technology to springboard into the future.
By Wallace K. Pond, Ph.D.
The current situation, in which a large accrediting commission may be involuntarily shut down, is unprecedented in U.S. accreditation history. Dr. Pond’s article discusses the implications on higher education institutions and students, where ACICS accredited institutes would go and the accreditation migration process.
By Nicholas Kent, Senior Vice President of Policy and Research, Career Education Colleges and Universities
Kent examines the recommendation from Diane Auer Jones which will undoubtedly inform Secretary DeVos, who will conduct her own independent evaluation of whether ACICS should continue as a federally recognized accreditor.
By Suzanne Morrison-Williams, Ed.D., Vice President, Academic Affairs, City College
Changing accreditation agencies can be challenging. This article seeks to help schools navigate the process and make it as seamless as possible.
By Anthony S. Bieda, Executive in Charge, ACICS
ACICS held its Annual Conference in Fort Worth, TX this spring. The event served as an opportunity to turn a page in the organization’s history and adopt measures that will raise the bar on compliance.
Interview with Michelle Edwards, President and CEO, Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
New ACICS President and CEO, Ms. Edwards, discusses the significant reforms ACICS has made in the past year, their petition for recognition, lessons learned and the future of ACICS.
Interview with Florence Tate, Executive Director, Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
This year we saw an increased focus on accreditation by NACIQI and the Department of Education. In our interview with ABHES Executive Director Florence Tate, we discuss ABHES receiving recognition, the NACIQI meeting, new applications for accreditation and much more.